in eddies, isolated
short currents, streams with dead spots ...
is behaving diff erently;
none are the same size or shape,
all are versions; one fl apping
while another seems to whirl
though in fact it oscillates;
another swings hectically
back and forth while its neighbor
hangs still; one fl ops over and
back, now, slowly; another
vibrates, the whole cluster sways.
begins to tremble, then wags
violently. The breezes
start, quit, and start up again
all afternoon. The musings
of the tree, on one calm day.
Now agitation up high;
below, not a leaf moves. Now
a breeze pours through the whole tree
and it rattles -- the polished
leaves clash stiffl
decorative. Is a leaf